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of the regular season. >> ball game. western division. the oakland a's have shocked the rangers and the baseball world. >> you heard it. the a's are now the american league western division champs. six months ago, baseball experts had just written them off. but the a's fooled them all. securing the title after a sweep of the texas rangers. up next, the detroit tigers. we turn to jean elle. boy, what a game. >> jessica, this is exactly what a's fans have been dreaming about. a swing at the playoffs and, dare i say, the world series? fans tonight say they are ready for an exciting ride. >> i can't believe it. mom, they said we couldn't do it, we did it. >> the a's beat the rangers at a sold-out coliseum securing the top spot in the mesh league west heading into the playoffs. >> the oakland a's have shocked the rangers and the baseball world. >> this is better than '89. i was there in '89. this is way louder. this is something that came from nowhere to overcome. and it was awesome. it was just awesome. >> fans say going from 13 games back to the top of the heap feels like magic. life-long fan rudy
in santa teresa. 91 degrees in oakland. the a's will be back at it taking on the rangers as we head through tonight. if you are headed to the game, you don't need your jacket. as we head through friday and saturday, the big changes arrive. area of low pressure moves in carrying cool air and moisture. north bay showers on sunday. we're back to the usual fog and drizzle come monday. major changes ahead. work out that wardrobe. back to you. >>> always important. mother nature is having some personality traits -- you know, issues. >>> racing yachts are back on the water. >> the america's cup is back in the bay with another round of races. the last races were in august. conditions have changed since then. bob redell spoke with the crew and how they will adapt for the weather. >> reporter: practice for the world series starts at 4:00 this afternoon. you have 11 international teams out there on the bay competing with their ac-45 catamarans. we have tim geoffrey with the america's cup. compare the conditions. >> august was windy. august was spectacular. we're expecting a little less wind this time,
rangers and they have one game to go. the division title is up for grabs in the last game of the regular season. nbc bay area's christie smith is live at the coliseum where a sellout crowd is gathering for the first pitch. >> reporter: you are hearing a lot of "let's go oakland." we are 90 minutes from game town. everyone hoping for the sweep. people were lined up at the gate at 8:00 trying to get in. tickets for today's game are gone. they are available for other games. this morning, fans feeling great about the a's team heading into the final game with the rangers. the a's needed a win to grab that first playoff berth since 2006. they did that monday. it will hold more value because of the addition of the second wild card. this excitement has the coliseum absolutely jam packed. after last night's win, 10,000 tickets sold immediately for today's game. the first fan in line that i spoke with couldn't score one, but he's not giving up. >> not for today's game, but the division. that's what we're here for this morning. i'll be here in spirit. >> reporter: what will you do? >> get tickets o
series starting saturday. the a's beat the rangers to clinch last night. >>> texas will play the orioles on friday night in the a.l. wild card game. the o's were shut down 4-3 by the rays. evan longoria homered three times last night. with that orioles loss, the yankees clinch the a.l. east. the bronx bomber's robinson cano went 4 for 4 with two home runs and six rbis. curtis granderson also added two homers to give new york a 14-2 victory. they're going to play either the rangers or the orioles in the a.l. division series. that's starting on sunday. >>> all right. the national league wild card slot will be decided by friday's braves/cardinals game with the winner facing the washington nationals in the n.l. division series starting sunday. >>> let's get a little football in. the nfl has agreed to allow suspended new orleans saints sean payton, mickey loomis and joe vitt to attend the team's game at the superdome on sunday night. >>> and finally in basketball, the nba has adopted a new anti-flopping rule that will fine players for repeated violations. a league official said the exaggerate
is everywhere and guys are yelling at the top of their lungs. after their 4-3 win against the texas rangers, you're absolutely right. they're going back to the postseason for the first time since 2006. how do you celebrate? how about putting a pie in your manager's face? >> i can't even explain it right now. we got a lot of guys here in these uniforms. these guys that grew up here, jonny gomes, pretty amazing. one thing. i've won the world series in arizona and other playoffs. it is nothing like this. >> i don't think anybody outside of this team thought we would be where we are today. and we just, the critics came a long way down the road. to do it with the team we've had is a great feeling. unbelievable. >> the celebration is great but one thing is sure for the green and gold. they don't want to celebrate too much. with this victory they're now only a game behind the first place texas rangers. and they still have two regular season games remaining which means the a's could win the a.l. west outright and forget about that whole wild card talk. we'll see how this whole thing develops. there are
much fun. we found a lady who was a forest ranger. and another lady that had a blended family of eight children, i believe. these ladies had no time for themselves. >> let's start with paula. she is 57 years old from iowa. much to her husband's chagrin, she stopped dying her hair five years ago. she was thrilled when we approached her on the plaza. let's take a listen to her story. >> we chose paula because we know there is a lot of hot going on here. it's a girls trip. judy why does she deserve this? >> paula is a great person. she is a great mom, a great wife and she works really hard. we are really excited she can have this experience. >> i know you called your husband when you were outside. what did he say? >> he laughed and he's excited. >> we are going to make him smile, i think, right? what do you think about this whole thing? >> it's exciting. this is too cool. >> paula is here with her girls. judy, mary, becky and jane. ladies, please keep your blindfolds on till i give you the green light. here is paula before. let's see the new you. oh, wow! oh, my gosh! girls, take off your
the a's take on the rangers. of course the team hopes to get one step closer to winning a division title. the game starts at 7:00 and we are told tickets are still available. reporting live in oakland, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> okay. thank you, jodi. not since 2003 have both bay area major league teams been in the playoffs. the giants kick off their postseason run at home on saturday. who they will go up against is still in play. >>> new details on a story we brought you at 5:00. is it dirty politics? serious accusations are circulating in san jose. all of this after a 95-year-old woman is attacked in her own home. nbc bay area's stephanie chuang joins us with the latest. stephan stephanie. >> reporter: picking a lock, breaking down a back door, the home invasion reported monday morning is part of a growing trend in san jose. burglaries are up in two parts of willow glen and 45% up citywide. >> we're down 340 officers and we're down gang enforcement teams, burglaries are up 150% in areas of evergreen. >> reporter: james gonzalez says the last straw came in june when the c
's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> good evening. i'm brody brazil. the texas rangers have held the top in the west for 89 days. but tonight, they have company. the oakland a's clinched a spot in the postseason last night. and just two hours ago, gave themselves a chance to actually win the division. 30,000-plus with travis blackley on the hill. geovany soto swinging in the fifth. for blackley, five strikeouts in six innings of worth. a's derek norris will single to right. nelson cruz has trouble with the ball. that will allow moss to score on the error. it's 2-1 good guys. now, bottom of the sixth, jonny gomes. petaluma's own. his solo shot makes it 3-1 a's. special today because this afternoon, gomes was given the catfish hunter award by a's. belfour gets the close. a's win 3-1. they're tied for the a.l. west lead. >> it's interesting we're at 162. you look back and keep your eye on the prize. you play the game right and follow the leader. see where you are. >> we would thought we would be here. i know we did. i know the whole team did. we believe in ourselves. as long as we believe i
in a moment. >>> the amazing a's, they win the a.l. west today, beating the texas rangers. and we have some of the best moments from today's game. >> coco, ball game! western division, the oakland a's have shocked the rangers and the baseball world, and they are the al western division championship. unbelievable! >> unpredictable. >> and that's going to do it for us. thank you so much for joining us. "nightly news" is next, followed by the presidential debates at six is:00.
a playoff spot. that is taking on the rangers tonight. they can make it if the angels and rays each lose one more game. >> we go out there and we battle every day. you know, no matter if we win or lose. we will battle to the last out. we feel like we can win every game. >> it is all exciting. it has been great fun. they are so young. they are giving it all their heart. we are enjoying the team. >> at the beginning of the year, it was a bunch of words. they weren't going anywhere. now we're going somewhere. >> right now on the cusp of it. a's fans excited. if they happen to sweep the iÑ win the division crown and skip that one-game wild card playoff. good luck. the game is set for 7:05. >>> if the a's make the playoffs, you have to make serious changes to your weekend plans. check out the events scheduled for the bay area. the hardly strictly bluegrass festival is friday through sunday. fleet week is wednesday through sunday. america's cup racing is tomorrow through sunday and then the 49ers game against the bills on sunday and add to that possible home games for the a's and giants. you have
blakely allowed only one run over six innings to tie the rangers for first place in the a.l. west and force a winner-take-all game against texas tonight. >>> all right. to miami, adam greenberg got his first at-bat since being hit in the head by a pitch seven years ago in his only other mlb appearance. this a lot of people have been following, he signed a one-day contract with the marlins before the game and came in as a pinch-hitter against the mets. everyone was rooting for him, but greenberg struck out in three pitches. the marlins did go in to win it, 4-3 in 11 innings. >>> well, to kansas city where detroit's miguel cabrera picked up two hits and two rbis in the tigers 4-2 loss to the royals. with a .331 average, 44 home runs and 139 rbis cabrera is on the brink of becoming the first triple crown winner in 45 years. we'll wait to see about that. >>> finally in soccer, robin van persie scored two goals for manchester united extending their winning start to the seasons champions league after a 2-1 victory. >> announcer: early today sports is brought to you by just for men auto
. the athletics officially the kings of the a.l. west. they finished off the rangers 12-5 in the season finale. amazing when you think most experts counted these guys out at the start of the season. and the season looked like a lost cause during the midway point. but it's all good news now. all the green and gold roll into playoffs. >> i didn't go to the bathroom and i didn't have no beer. i watched the whole game. it was awesome. it was awesome. >> that's what you call a die-hard fan. he will be able to take a bathroom break during the next game. the a's start the postseason in detroit. game one is saturday at 3:00. game two is sunday, time to be determined. then the a's are back in oakland for game three. that time is also yet to be determined. >>> over on the other side of the bay, a lot of fans probably willing to sacrifice bathrooms and brew for that guy, buster posey wins the national league batting title during the regular season with a .336 batting average. posey, the first catcher to win that title since way back in 1942. the giants start their postseason run at home saturday. they're
. oakland dropped the number to two for clinching the number's first playoff birth since 2006. the rangers come to the final three games starting on monday with the division crown up for grabs. >>> still to come at 11:00, a south bay market just sold a winning lottery ticket. we will show you where. >>> and arnold schwarzenegger tells all in his new book including more secrets he kept from his wife maria shriver. >>> and we are three days away from the first presidential campaign debate but you might be surprised what anne romney said about her husband today if he becomes president. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your new light creamy potato with bacon & cheese soup says it's 100 calories a serving. that's right. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. my world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon...creamy cheese... [ whispers ] 100 calories... say it again... [ whispers ] 100 calories... ma'am, hello? ma'am? [ female announcer ] find progresso light for a great price today at your local safeway store. . >>> afghan defense officials are calling ate misunde
's, rangers, and i'm told even the hotdogs are bigger in texas. bottom one. 2-0 home team. mike napoli up, up, out. off travis blackley. a two-run shot. 5-0 texas. the rangers scoring early and often. the a's chipping away in the eighth. josh reddick broke that slump last night and all of a sudden he's on fire. a solo home run his second of the game. it is 9-7. then the former giant joe nathan comes on to shut the door getting jonny gomes and the raempgers win 9-7. never have game officials been such popular cats. a nation rejoices as the real zebras return to action. the browns and ravens basking in the glow of legitimacy as we speak. earlier commissioner roger goodell addressed the return of the refs. >> there was a real pressure i think for everyone to get the officials back on the field this weekend. i think the officials wanted to get back on. and i believe we would have reached agreement this week regardless of monday night or sunday night. the past weekend. everybody was to the point of getting this concluded. >> you're no doubt aware of the korean import that is enveloping our great n
-3 and finish their home stand. they lose a tough one in texas to the rangers. they return home for their final six games with a two-game lead on the rays and angels. and the nonreplacement refs made the return to the nfl on thursday night. baltimore hung on against cleveland. >> what do we complain about now? how bad the real refs are? >> thanks, dave. >> we'll be right back. >>> pretty amazing, the first of its kind discovery. >> they found new evidence of an ancient stream bed on the red planet. gravel was once transported by water. the researchers estimate the stream was moving about three feet per second with a depth somewhere between ankle and hip deep. >> discovering things all the time. >> you should start doing mars weather. >> oh, my gosh. >> the weather on mars changes, doesn't it? >> there's the picture we're referring to. >> can you do a seven-day for mars? >> why not? >> there's the stream bed. >> right here across the bay area, it's going to get hot, not quite like mars heat. it's going to go up to 100 degrees saturday and sunday inland. we'll get gradual cooling wednesday and th
. >>> the oakland a's have shocked the rangers and the baseball world, and they are the al western division championship. unbelievable. >> as we enjoy watching this wonderful team celebrate this championship here in san francisco. >> champagne sales in the bay area, and bud light sales is a gone through the roof on both sides of the bay. what a time to be a bay area baseball fan. remember back in 2003 we did this. the giants and a's in the play-offs. it's happening again. both teams begin their journey toward the world series tomorrow. and we have team coverage of the play-offs. our kate longworth is in detroit following the oakland a's. but we begin with jaymee sire. on a scale of one to ten, how cool is your job right about now? >> reporter: i give it about a 10, raj, absolutely. and the excitement is definitely starting to build here at at&t park as both teams holding workouts today. but tomorrow you know it's going to be just electric here. and matt cain will be taking the mound. we know how just dominant he was in 2010, not giving up an earned run the entire postseason. and his teammat
ball." >> the oakland as have shocked the rangers -- >> reporter: if you were surprised by the as' incredible season, you weren't alone. >> this team is so interesting because i didn't think this was possible. >> reporter: even michael lewis, who literally wroted bo e ethe how oakland turned a small payroll into a big success is surprised. as part of oracle's open world convention, lewis, a wall street trader before becoming an author, talked about the moneyball-era as like a good business gets the most out of their players. >> extremely aggressive. uniquely aggressive about putting players, the players they do have, not interest permanent jobs but into -- not into permanent jobs but into the role on the field, the situations in which they're most likely to succeed. >> reporter: he also talked about how like in silicon valley, hiring managers are more important than ever in baseball. some of the tech industry even call it the moneyball effect. >> the industry has basically acknowledged that the big job is personnel selection. it's putting the right players in uniform. and the micr
's something they have not done since 2006. oakland, the a's have two games left both against the rangers at home. if they win out, they will win the a.l. west. if not they'll play a wild card game on friday. >>> right now let's get a check on your tuesday forecast. >> it is going to be hot, jon kelley, good morning to you. i want t start with one of the hottest locations across the bay area, the east bay tri-valley. it's going to be hot out here in sunol today. yesterday we saw record-breaking warmth, yet again today. it's just as warm at fresno as it is on the ocean. temperatures are very mild to start so wee looking at highs just about as warm as where they ended up yesterday. we do have better air quality. highs today work out like this. triple-digit heat in livermore, cop co concord, 93 in oakland, 93 in san jose. the good news is we trend downward all the way through this upcoming weekend. let's check your drive. >> we're trying to maintain double-digit speeds through the south bay. here's 101 really kicking into volume. we'll look at the map and show you what it's light. 101 is slo
. they need one more win to clinch a playoff spot which could come today against the texas rangers. they could make it if the angels and rays each lose a game. tonight's home game gets under way at 7:05. go a's. we will have a look at weather and traffic after this. >>> if you are just waking up and joining us, temperatures are close to 80 degrees in some cities. it will be a scorcher. you can see the reason why. san bruno with no low clouds. look at the temperatures. 71 in concord. 67 in oakland. 67 in san francisco. gilroy is the hot spot at 75. it is a spare the air day. we have an unhealthy day out the there. cooler and cloudy weather arrives into the weekend. let's check the drive with mike. >>> here is the bay bridge on the maps. slow down to the east shore freeway. no major accidents approaching that direction. south 880, smooth drive through hayward. slow through fremont and funneling down through 680. northbound route still trying to recover from the early morning onslaught. look at that as well as 85. laura, back to you. >>> thank you for joining us. another local news update coming
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